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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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One of our favorites! This English Old Ale is brewed with the best English malts and hops and then aged to give it a deliciously smooth body and flavor. Mild roasty flavors compliment its malty sweetness. Definitely a great one for cold winter nights and to bring home in a growler! 42IBU

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1431) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours brown, some head and some lacing. Huge gusher. Nose is syrup and vanilla. Flavours of syrup, vanilla, brown bread and some earthy bitterness. Taste is medium/heavy sweet, medium bitter. Mouth is medium body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
A reddish copper ale with a thick frothy mocha head, gushed like a volcano. In aroma, herbaceous caramel malt with wild hops, light iodine notes, OK. In mouth, a nice tart caramel malt with light grassy hops, effervescent, a bit unbalanced, so-so. Bottle at 2014 Ottawa Xmas gathering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13181) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville. Clear brown color,medium tan head. Aroma of Christmas fruitcake. Taste is earthy, nutty dark fruit. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4199) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Growler share by jcwatts at RBWG meet and greet. Poured a clear deep amber foamy body with an average sized light beige head. Aroma and flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown toast, light chocolate. Some dough and raisin notes in the aroma as well. Medium body overall that held up nicely in the growler.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Meet and Greet. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of dried fruit, old hops, earth and toasted caramel. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours clear dark brown with a very good head. Aroma: fine except for a bit of vinegar Flavor: smokey dark roast and a touch of hops, but mildly sweet. Hint of dates. O: Decent-good for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and cookie malt, treacle, earthy and spicy hops with dates. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blomster (259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2014
Not my style. Clear brown pour. Malty aroma, leather, caramel, little dusty. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5203) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Brown watery pour. Light roasty malt aroma. Medium malty roastiness with an ok bitter. Watery but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Backlog rating, thanks to many great ratebeerians. The smell is cardboard, dusty, malts, fruits, and ok. The look is amber, off white head, and clear. The taste is clear, malts, fruits, and alcohol.

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